Daily Hours & Admission

Refuge Hours
September-April, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May-August, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

No Entry after 4 p.m. to provide suitable and sufficient time on the Refuge

Hardwicke Interpretive Center
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$6 Adults (13 – 64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)
$1 Dogs (Dogs FREE with FONC Membership)

9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX 76135
(817) 392-7410

Join The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Nature Center Notes

  • Masks are no longer required, but social distancing is encouraged.
  • Bison are on exhibit off of Buffalo Road
  • All professional photography requires a permit. Call 817-392-7410 for more information.
  • Please keep your dogs on leash at all times and please dispose of their waste appropriately; not on trails.

Check out the calendar for a program or hike that fits your interest. We offer guided hikes, educational programs, and paddling opportunities.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by enrolling and educating our community in the preservation and protection of natural areas while standing as an example of these same principles and values in North Central Texas.

Download September 2021 Phenology

The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Download October 2021 Phenology

The official program calendar of Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Upcoming Events

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Bird Songs

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Boardwalk Yoga

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Hardcore Hiking

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Nature Hike

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Natural Guard

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Early Birds

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Dip-netting & Seining

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Canoe Tour

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Crossing the Cross Timbers

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Riparian Tree ID

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Kayak Tour

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Seeking Out Insects

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Early Birds

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Fall Wildflower Walk

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A Monarch’s Fall Adventure

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Full Moon Paddle

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National Reptile Awareness Day

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Aquatic Bird Tour

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Nighttime Superheroes

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Migration Mania

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